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Edinburgh Merchant Company Charitable Trust, SC022283
Registered charity from 13 January 1994
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known ByThe Merchant Company Charitable Trust
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressThe Merchant Hall
22 Hanover Street
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH2 2EP
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Websitewww.mcoe.org.uk
Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type Standard
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These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
The Trustees shall hold the Trust Fund for the from time to time in the Trustees' charge to or for the following charitable objects and purposes namely: For the benefit of the public primarily in the Edinburgh area, but otherwise throughout Scotland as the Trustees consider appropriate: 1. To encourage and provide assistance to any projects, schemes or undertakings which the Trustees consider will be of benefit to the public or sectors of the community in the Edinburgh area. 2. To promote and encourage the advancement of education of children and young persons up to the age of 30 by the provision of facilities, projects, schemes, courses of instruction and training and other arrangements which in the opinion of the Trustees will increase and expand the knowledge and awareness of such children and young persons in the workings of industry, business and commerce and related matters in Scotland and elsewhere throughout the world. 3. To provide assistance of an educational, social welfare or any other kind to any such children or young persons whom the Trustees consider to be disadvantaged by reason of ill health, financial or family need or in any other way whatsoever. 4. To provide assistance to any other established charity which is considered by the Trustees to have purposes similar to any of the foregoing. 5. To provide grants, bursaries, prizes, travel scholarships, study or research grants, books, tools, instruments, kit or other equipment and generally any other assistance and encouragement, financially or otherwise, towards the fulfilment of the foregoing objects.
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 19 Feb 2024
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Trust (founding document is a deed of trust) (other than educational endowment)
Constitutional Form Date: 13 Jan 1994
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: More than one local authority area in Scotland
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: City of Edinburgh
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "the advancement of education","the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science","any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "Children or young people"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activity undertaken: "It makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals"
Annual Information Submission History
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure Annual Return Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Accounts Received The accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them. Latest Accounts
31 Jul 2019 £7,679 £7,021 11 Feb 2020 Yes
31 Jul 2020 £7,068 £11,810 23 Feb 2021 Yes
31 Jul 2021 £4,806 £8,748 22 Mar 2022 Yes
31 Jul 2022 £4,742 £8,118 26 Apr 2023 Yes
31 Jul 2023 £7,075 £7,695 15 Feb 2024 Yes Not published by OSCR
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSCR allowed an additional 9 months grace period for charities that were overdue/late when their annual information due by date fell between 01 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.

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Section 39 Reorganisation Reports
TitleDescriptionEffective From DateExpiry DateDocument
SC022283 Edinburgh Merchant Company Charitable Trust (SC022283) (the Charity) has applied to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) for approval of a reorganisation scheme for a transfer of the property of the charity (after satisfaction of liabilities) to another charity under section 42(3)(b) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005 Act). The trustees propose to transfer the assets of the charity to The Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh Charitable Trust (SC051300) (‘Recipient Charity’) 28 May 2024 25 Jun 2024 Edinburgh Merchant Company Charitable Trust (SC022283) Reorg Summary Transfer of assets

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